First off, you will need to determine what style calls to you. When you imagine photos of your precious baby on the wall, what do you see? Do you see a photo that is simple and clean, soft and organic or dark and moody? Look around at some photos on the internet, do you love photos that are heavily edited or have a more natural feel? Do you like photos that are simple or do you like more texture? Do you prefer photos that are posed or are you wanting more of a lifestyle feel?
Once you have a good idea of what you style you are looking for you can start to look at photographers in your area. No matter who you choose to capture this precious time, make sure they take safety seriously! I can not stress this enough, you are trusting this person to handle your precious little baby, make sure they make you feel comfortable and do not hesitate to ask them questions. Newborns are so delicate, they don't yet have strong immune systems, it is crucial that your photographer understands this and has procedures in place to ensure the safety of your baby.
Don't expect your session to be cheap. Experienced newborn photographers will have tons of training on how to properly handle, pose and photograph your baby. There are so many tools and items that are needed to make sure your baby is not only safe but is comfortable during their session. An inexpensive photographer is far less likely to have the experience needed to safely and properly photograph your precious little one. Newborn photography is a luxury but an experienced photographer will provide you with the care and attention that you deserve.
If you take these things into consideration and do a little bit of research you are sure to find the perfect photographer for you.
Join me next week and I discuss what to expect from your newborn session. Until the enjoy these photos of little Sullivan and check out his momma's maternity sessions posted this past weekend
I love it when parents bring in their own item. It really adds a unique touch to their session. This little guy's big sister wore this same outfit during her newborn session. How cool is that!